The Manhattan, Kansas Amateur Radio Society (MAARS) was formed on July 7, 1976. The purpose of the club is to advance amateur radio in the Manhattan area. Since the beginning, the club has been active in different aspects of amateur radio, packet radio, satellites, community activities, ARRL Field Day, and amateur radio classes. Also, many club members have been very involved through the years with emergency communications and storm spotting. The club operates under the authority and guidelines of our Constitution.
Here's a video (59 MB .mp4) from the ARRL that explains the proposed Amateur Radio Parity Act, and a PDF, "Clarity on Parity," which also serves to explain the bill.
After a lengthy discussion in January 2015, our meeting pattern and site have changed. We'll experiment with eating meetings at Vista Drive In, 1911 Tuttle Creek Blvd., in Manhattan. We'll meet on 2nd Fridays, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Vista's group room has been reserved for us. Everyone is welcome. Here are Vista's meal options, starting with sandwiches. Click under Menu to see other items.
Manhattan Weekly Net
Located 1.5 miles south of Manhattan, Kansas, the MAARS repeater is at the KSDB site near K-177. The controller is an S-Com 7K. The repeater runs 10 watts output to a commercial antenna at 110 feet. Coverage as far east as Topeka and as far west as Abilene is common. The input frequency is 147.855 MHz, and the output frequency is 147.255 MHz. The repeater callsign is KSØMAN. The repeater is an open repeater, and may be accessed by any properly-licensed amateur.